Oak Island, NC 28465 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28465: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oak Island, NC 28465

Acceptable Alternative
Caswell Beach, NC 28465

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fort Caswell, NC 28465
Ft Caswell, NC 28465
Long Beach, NC 28465
Sunny Point Mil Ocean, NC 28465
Sunny Point Military Ocean T, NC 28465
Yaupon Beach, NC 28465

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 265
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,312
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.916, Longitude -78.133
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Oak Island, NC 28465 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,306
Population in Households 7,302
Population in Familes 5,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 733
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 3,426
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 2,195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,411 (24.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,015 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,318 (64.8%)
Median Home Value $339,402
Average Home Value $407,020


Median Household Income $49,334
Average Household Income $70,891
Per Capita Income $33,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.87% 2.13%
Households 1.64% 1.97%
Families 1.47% 1.86%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oak Island, NC 28465 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28465 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 374 52nd
Population Density1 # 139 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 740 5th
Median Household Income # 206 74th
Per Capita Income # 88 89th

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